Funding roundup - week ending 12/26/14

Steven Loeb · December 26, 2014 · Short URL:

Xiaomi, Appcues, Yetang, Hive,, Elemental Technologies, Front Desk, Orchestro, Cloudwise

Seed stage

Appcues, an SaaS platform for user onboarding, raised $1.2 million in seed funding from Atlas Venture, along with Ty Danco, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, David Cancel, Elias Torres and Ric Calvillo, among others.

Hive Cloud Limited, a social network for file sharing, raised a $500,000 seed financing from Bigcolors, Link11 GmbH, and private angel investors.

Everplans, which helps people control their documents and information in case of their death, raised $2.5 million from Generator Ventures.

Early stage

Yetang, a Chinese fashion and lifestyle products website, raised a $5 million round led by DCM.

Fingerprint sensor company Vkansee Technology raised $7 million from Aviation Industry Corp.

Front Desk, a provider of software solutions for personal services businesses, raised $4 million from FLOODGATE, Version One Ventures, Second Avenue Partners, Sam Osman and Rick Berry.

Orchestro, a provider of demand analytics and orchestration, raised a $9.8 million round of funding led by Novak Biddle Venture Partners.  All existing investors, including CNF Investments and New Markets Venture Partners, participated.

PuzzleSocial, a mobile crossword developer, raised $3 million in Series A funding led by KiwiTech, with participation from other investors that included Thayer Bigelow and Mark Wachen.

Marketing  research consulting firm iData Insights raised a $2 million Series A funding from from Think Tank Advertisers.


Late stage

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi raised $1 bin a round led by All-Stars Investment, with DST Global, GIC, Yunfeng Capital and Jack Ma also participating. 

Hehavioral health analytics startup raised $20 million in Series B funding from Dave Schulte, Romulus Capital, Khosla Ventures and True Ventures.

Elemental Technologies, a supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, raised $14.5 million in series D funding led by Telstra, along with Sky, General Catalyst Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Voyager Capital. 

Cloudwise, a provider of cloud application performance management, raised $15 million from Sequoia Capital.

Public transportation app Moovit raised $50 million from BRM Capital and Gemini Israel Ventures.

Assurex Health, a personalized behavioral health medicine firm, raised $30 million in funding from American Financial Group, Cross Creek Advisors, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Sequoia Capital, Claremont Creek Ventures, Mayo Clinic, CincyTech, Allos Ventures and Danmar Capital.

Vermillion, a bio-analytical solutions company, sold $10.5 million in unregistered shares to investors including Oracle Investment Management, Jack W. Schuler, Birchview Fund LLC and several Vermillion directors/

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